Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Crafter's Way 129 - Comic Exhibition

Here is this week's Messenger Column. Follow the link to download magazine.

Comic Exhibition

If you have teenagers who are into comics then this exhibition may be of interest. Burger Force : the exhibition, curated by Sally Flynn, puts a multi-media spin on the traditional comic book, revealing behind the scenes work, limited edition artworks and life size comic panels.

The exhibition will feature artworks from the recently launched independent comic series of the same name. It features heavily modified photographs of real people and places and is created using a combination of computer software and hand retouching. If you aren’t aware of Burger Force the comic you can view the first issue online at This edition sets the scene for Burger Force’s undercover agents, who switch from serving thick shakes and fries to thwarting threats to civilisations by diabolical masterminds.

While the exhibition is on now a series of interactive workshops for young people will be run during National Youth Week (10th -18th April). Get an insight into pop culture when Brisbane-based writer and director Jackie Ryan, visits Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, to conduct the workshops.

Burger Force Youth Workshops

Making Burger Force, with creator Jackie Ryan

For: 13 to 17-year-olds

RSVP: Phone 3829 8768 or email for more information and to register interest. During this hands-on workshop comic creator, Jackie Ryan, will introduce participants to pop culture and techniques she uses. The participants will create and shoot their own scenes.

Burger Force Writing Workshop, with Jackie Ryan.

For: 15 to 18-year-olds

RSVP: Phone 3829 8910 or email to book or for more information. Jackie Ryan will provide the inside scoop on the creation of Burger Force, Louise Martin-Chew will guide participants through the critical writing process for the arts. Some of the resulting critiques will be presented to local media for publishing.

For more information, visit or call 3829 8899.

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